Pontoon, Specializing In Contingent Workforce Solutions, Recruitment Process
Outsourcing And Workforce Consulting, Officially Launches January 9, 2013
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 9, 2013
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Adecco Group, the worldwide
leader in HR services, announced the launch of Pontoon, Adecco's unified
global contingent workforce management (CWS) and recruitment process
outsourcing (RPO) organization.
Pontoon is the 2012 combination of Adecco Group's Beeline Managed Service
Provider (MSP) and Adecco Solutions business lines into an independent global
CWS and RPO organization, providing true workforce acquisition and management
solutions through both contingent and permanent industry expertise.
Recognizing the trend of increasing demand for workforce planning and talent
management across the globe, Adecco strategically combined forces of these two
companies to compete in the HR space.
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Pontoon enters the market as one of
the largest worldwide MSPs, and ranked third on HRO Today magazine's 2012 RPO
Baker's Dozen Customer Satisfaction Survey. Pontoonprovides services in 74
countries and is the most diversified talent management provider in the
industry with the ability to quickly and effectively scale programs to a
global platform level.
Pontoon's world-class leadership team will drive its mandate of vision guided
by innovation to deliver industry-leading solutions to our clients across the
globe and includes:
Global President: Michael Wachholz
As Global President of Pontoon, Michael Wachholz has years of experience in
the recruitment and staffing industry, having previously served as COO of
Beeline, a contingent workforce solutions business unit of Adecco Group.
Prior to joining Beeline, Mr. Wachholz was the CEO of a successful technology
and services company, and previously served as an investment banker and a
Global CFO: Nicole Burth
Nicole Burth joined Pontoon after serving as CFO of Adecco Solutions since
2010 and holding positions in the M&A, operations and investor relations
departments of Adecco Group. Ms. Burth joined the Adecco Group in 2005 and
previously worked as an investment banker with a focus in the business service
RPO President: Michael Beygelman
Michael Beygelman has held a number of senior and executive management
positions throughout Adecco and will focus on driving strategy, operations,
and growth of Pontoon's global RPO practice. In addition, Mr. Beygelman served
as the Executive Director of the HR Outsourcing Association (HROA) and is an
influential HRO and HR technology thought leader.
APAC President: Neil Jones
Neil Jones has more than 15 years of experience in the recruitment and
staffing industry with a focus on RPO and MSP solutions. Mr. Jones is
responsible for driving sales and operational delivery for Pontoon across
India, China, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australasia and the broader Asia
EMEA President: Michel Stokvis
Michel Stokvis joined Adecco Group in 2006 and was responsible for sales and
marketing in the Benelux region. Since 2010, Mr. Stokvis has been the
president and managing director in EMEA, responsible for sales and delivery of
MSP and RPO solutions.
"As we are defined by the company we keep, I am honored to be associated with
such quality individuals, and Pontoon is fortunate to have such experienced
leaders," said Michael Wachholz, Global President, Pontoon. "I am thrilled to
announce these positions and congratulate each member of our leadership team
on their appointment. We look forward to delivering continued success to our
Pontoon is located on the web at www.pontoonsolutions.com.
About the Adecco Group
The Adecco Group, based in Zurich, Switzerland, is the world's leading
provider of HR solutions. With more than 33,000 FTE employees and over 5,500
branches, in over 60 countries and territories around the world, Adecco Group
offers a wide variety of services, connecting around 700,000 associates with
over 100,000 clients every day. The services offered fall into the broad
categories of temporary staffing, permanent placement, career transition and
talent development, as well as outsourcing and consulting. The Adecco Group is
a Fortune Global 500 company.
Adecco S.A. is registered in Switzerland (ISIN: CH0012138605) and listed on
the SIX Swiss Exchange (ADEN).
Pontoon, with corporate headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida, United States
is the global leader in workforce solutions.Pontoon specializes in Contingent
Workforce Solutions, Recruitment Process Outsourcing and Workforce
Consulting.Operating with nearly 650 colleagues worldwide, Pontoon currently
delivers talent management solutions in 74 countries for its 100-plus clients,
a global client base that is broader and deeper than the industry has
experienced to date.Pontoon is one of the largest worldwide MSPs, and has
been named the #3 global enterprise provider of RPO services.
SOURCE Adecco Group
Contact: Dan Davenport, VP Marketing, Pontoon, +1 732-895-3192,
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